Looking at the poster and trailer for Attack the Block, I don’t blame people for not being more excited about this movie. When the buzz around it started building (especially the audience award at SXSW), I didn’t understand it. Obviously I was missing something, so I was more curious than anything when I got the invitation to catch a preview screening last night. What I couldn’t have possibly expected was a film that is a direct descendant of films from John Carpenter, Wes Craven and even Cliver Barker from mostly the 70’s and 80’s. If you’re not sure if that’s a good thing or not, believe me, it’s a VERY good thing. When the opening shot of the movie was a static shot of a starry night and a synth score that John Carpenter could have easily written in the 80’s started up as a meteor fell to earth, I immediately got an idea of what I was in for, and this movie met every single one of my expectations.